Im new to the forum, so first hello! Nice to meet you all. And also, my apologies if this is addressed anywhere else.
I've been ice fishing before (though still a beginner) but only in either a rented hut, or somewhere where there is virtually no-one else fishing. I got a tent this year hoping to get out on the ice a little more, and will probably be fishing in more populated areas. So, I just wanted to see what people thought about how to set up your tent respectfully.
Some specific things that come to mind are:
setting up near ice hut businesses - I've seen people do it, but what are people's thought's on setting up near, but not too close, to operating ice hut rentals?
Access to the water - is it generally okay to just drive up to a marina or boat launch and just walk onto the ice? Should I give them a call first and ask?